WHO Rural Health Equity Webinar Series

Policies to develop, attract, recruit and retain health workers in rural and remote areas

October 15, 2021

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Greeting by the Co-Chairs:

  • Theadora Swift Koller, Senior Technical Advisor, Health Equity, World Health Organization
  • Michelle McIsaac, Labour Economist, Health Workforce, World Health Organization


  • Working in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas and with children with disabilities
    in Cagayan Valley in Luzon – Evelyn Acluba, Public Health Nurse, Philippines
  • Community Health Workers in Rural Areas: Opportunities for Gender Equality – Madeleine
    Ballard, Co-Founder & CEO, Community Health Impact Coalition
  • Why it’s important to establish training for the health workforce in rural areas, and how to do
    it? – Nagwa Nashat Hegazy, Director of the Medical Education and Human Resources
    Development Center, and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine,
    Menoufia University, Egypt
  • Mr. Issa Doumbia, Director of Human Resources from the Ministry of Health and Social
    Development of Mali.
  • Closing remarks by the chairs